Fox Network Weekly Highlights December 15-21, 2008

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December 23rd, 2008

via Fox press release:

NATIONAL NIELSEN RATINGS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 15 - 21, 2008

Secret Millionaire” CASHES IN FOR FOX

During a quiet week in which most series offered reruns, FOX saw strong performances from Secret Millionaire on Wednesday and Thursday. For the week, FOX ranks No. 1 among Teens, No. 2 among Adults 18-34 and No. 3 among Adults 18-49.

Wednesday’s Secret Millionaire delivered a 2.2/7 among Adults 18-49 and outperformed its prior telecast on Thursday 12/11/08 by +10% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/7 vs. 2.0/6) and +24% in Total Viewers (6.7 vs. 5.4 Mil.). Secret Millionaire ranked No. 2 in its hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in Women 18-49 and Teens.

On Thursday, SECRET MILLIONAIRE posted a 1.9/6 among Adults 18-49 and won its hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and most key demos.

Season-to-date, Most Current

Compared to the same weeks of the 07/08 season (9/24/07-12/23/07), FOX is down -9% among Adults 18-49 (2.9/8 vs. 3.2/9). In the demo ABC (-14%), CBS (-3%), NBC (-9%) and The CW (-17%) are all down.

08/09 FOX Dramas: Live +7 in Adults 18-49

Comparing Live+ Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (now available through 12/07/08), FOX’s dramas have shown significant increases among Adults 18-49 including:

0809 Season thru 12/07 Live+Same Day Adults 18-49 Live + 7 Adults 18-49 % Change

Fringe (11 weeks) 3.8/10 4.5/11 +18%

House (11 weeks) 5.1/14 6.0/16 +18%

Bones (10 weeks) 3.2/9 3.7/10 +16%

Sarah Connor (11 weeks) 2.1/5 2.5/6 +19%

Prison Break (12 weeks) 2.3/5 2.7/6 +17%

08/09 FOX Dramas: Live +7 in Total Viewers

Comparing Live+ Same Day vs. Live + 7 ratings (now available through 12/07/08), FOX’s dramas have shown significant increases among Total Viewers including:

08/09 Season thru 12/07 Live+Same Day P2+ (Mil.) Live + 7 P2+ (Mil.) % Change

Fringe (11 weeks) 9.1 10.7 +18%

House (11 weeks) 12.6 14.4 +14%

Bones (10 weeks) 10.1 11.3 +12%

Sarah Connor (11 weeks) 5.4 6.3 +17%

Prison Break (12 weeks) 5.7 6.4 +12%

Program Rankers

FOX had 2 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: THE OT (No. 11) and THE Simpsons (No. 19).

FOX had 6 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: Family Guy (No. 8 tie), THE Simpsons (No. 8 tie), THE OT (No. 10), KING OF THE HILL (No. 15), American Dad (No. 18 tie) and HOUSE (No. 18 tie).

FOX had 8 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: Family Guy (No. 1), American Dad (No. 3), THE Simpsons (No. 4), KING OF THE HILL (No. 5), HOUSE (No. 12), THE OT (No. 13), PRISON BREAK (No. 18 tie) and TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (No. 18 tie).

HIGHLIGHTS

Wednesday’s SECRET MILLIONAIRE delivered a 2.2/7 among Adults 18-49 and outperformed its most recent telecast the previous Thursday (12/11/08) by +10% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/7 vs. 2.0/6) and +24% in Total Viewers (6.7 vs. 5.4 Mil.). SECRET MILLIONAIRE ranked No. 2 in its hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in Women 18-49 and Teens.

FOX ranked No. 3 tie for the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 2 in Teens.

On Thursday, SECRET MILLIONAIRE delivered a 1.9/6 among Adults 18-49 and won its hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and most key demos.

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night among Adults 18-49 and No. 2 among Adults 18-34 and No. 1 among Teens.

On Saturday, COPS at 8p ranked No. 1 in its half hour among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and all key demos. COPS 2 at 830p ranked No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 (tie)/25-54, Women 18-49/18-34 (tie)/25-54 and Men 18-49/18-34 (tie)/25-54.

At 9p, AMERICA’s Most Wanted ranked No. 2 in its hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, Women 25-54 and Men 25-54.

FOX ranked No. 1 for the night on a total primetime basis among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and all key demos.


Week 11/24-11/30/08: Live+7

NIGHTLY AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS - DECEMBER 15 - 21, 2008

MONDAY

8:00-9:00 SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES: (A18?49: 1.9/5, 5.1 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.1/5)

9:00-10:00 PRISON BREAK: (A18?49: 2.1/5, 5.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.3/5)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 2.0/5, 5.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.2/5)

At 8p, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES did a 1.9/5 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 1 in Teens (tie). At 9p, PRISON BREAK did a 2.1/5 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 3 in its hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

TUESDAY

8:00-9:02 HOUSE (R): (A18?49: 2.5/7, 6.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.2/7)

9:02-10:00 Fringe (R): (A18?49: 1.9/5, 4.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.1/5)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 2.2/6, 5.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.6/6)

At 8p, an encore HOUSE did a 2.5/7 and ranked No. 3 in the hour among Adults 18-34 (tie). An encore Fringe at 9p did a 1.9/5 and ranked No. 3 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 SECRET MILLIONAIRE (S): (A18?49: 2.2/7, 6.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.3/7)

9:00-10:00 BONES (R): (A18?49: 1.4/4, 4.1 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.7/4)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.8/5, 5.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.5/6)

At 8p, SECRET MILLIONAIRE did a 2.2/7 among Adults 18-49 and outperformed its prior telecast on Thursday 12/11/08 by +10% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/7 vs. 2.0/6) and +24% in Total Viewers (6.7 vs. 5.4 Mil.). SECRET MILLIONAIRE ranked No. 2 in its hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in Women 18-49 (tie) and Teens.

FOX ranked No. 3 tie for the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 2 in Teens.

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 SECRET MILLIONAIRE (S): (A18?49: 1.9/6, 5.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.6/6)

9:00-10:00 ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER (S): (A18?49: 1.6/4, 6.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.0/6)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.7/5, 6.1 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.8/6)

At 8p SECRET MILLIONAIRE delivered a 1.9/6 among Adults 18-49 and won its hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and most key demos.

FOX ranked No. 3 for the night among Adults 18-49 and No. 2 among Adults 18-34 (tie) and No. 1 among Teens.

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER: (A18?49: 1.3/4, 6.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.8/7)

9:00-10:00 DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS: (A18?49: 1.4/4, 5.1 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.0/5)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.3/4, 5.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.4/6)

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER delivered a 1.3/4 and ranked No. 2 in its hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS did a 1.4/4 and ranked No. 3 in its hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 among Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-49 (tie) and Adults 18-34.

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30 COPS (R): (A18?49: 1.5/5, 4.8 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.9/5)

8:30-9:00 COPS 2 (R): (A18?49: 1.7/5, 5.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.2/6)

9:00-10:00 AMERICA’S Most Wanted: (A18?49: 1.7/5, 5.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.5/6)

8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 1.6/5, 5.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.3/6)

Cops at 8p ranked No. 1 in its half hour among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and all key demos. Cops 2 at 830p ranked No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 (tie)/25-54, Women 18-49/18-34 (tie)/25-54 and Men 18-49/18-34 (tie)/25-54.

At 9p, AMERICA’s Most Wanted ranked No. 2 in its hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, Women 25-54 and Men 25-54.

FOX ranked No. 1 for the night on a total primetime basis among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and all key demos.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:21 NFL OVER-RUN: (A18?49: 7.5/23, 21.4 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 12.9/23)

7:21-8:00 THE OT: (A18?49: 3.7/11, 9.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 5.8/10)

8:00-8:31 Simpsons (R) (A18?49: 2.8/8, 6.6 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 4.0/6)

8:31-9:00 KING OF THE HILL(R): (A18?49: 2.1/5, 5.2 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.1/5)

9:00-9:31 Family Guy (R): (A18?49: 2.5/6, 5.9 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 3.5/5)

9:31-10:00 American Dad (R): (A18?49: 2.0/5, 4.7 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 2.9/5)

7:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18?49: 3.3/9, 8.3 Mil Total Viewers, HH: 5.0/8)

At 8p an encore THE Simpsons did a 2.8/8 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 2 in its half hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 among Adults 18-34 (tie) and Teens. At 8:30p a repeat KING OF THE HILL did a 2.1/5 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 2 in the time period among Adults 18-49 (tie), Adults 18-34 and Teens. At 9p an encore of Family Guy (2.5/6) ranked No. 2 among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 among Teens. A repeat American Dad (2.0/5) aired at 930p, ranking No. 2 in its half hour among Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in Teens (tie).

On a total primetime basis, the NFL over-run combined with the encore comedies gave FOX a No. 2 ranking among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 among Teens.

DECEMBER 15 - 21, 2008

TOTAL PRIMETIME

ADULTS 18?49 ADULTS 18?34 VIEWERS (Mil)

FOX 2.1/6 FOX 1.8/6 FOX 6.1

ABC 1.6/5 ABC 1.3/4 ABC 5.1

CBS 2.7/8 CBS 1.8/6 CBS 11.2

NBC 2.6/7 NBC 2.2/7 NBC 7.5

 
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